Summary: It's the repetition that'll drive you nuts. In order to actually play the game you have to play the same water-rapids game and sit through at least half of the instructions every time you flip the game on. There are only a few mini-games that are very simple and yet they insist that you sit and see the instructions every time. Congrats! You just got past level 6 of the same mini game you've been playing for an hour; this is how you play the game, just in case you forgot.
Summary: Adventures is one of the better Kinect games, but my 7 & 8 year olds are not interested in playing it more than 1/2 hour every couple of months. Below is my review of the Kinect experience since we bought it in 2010. ---- Purchased Christmas 2010, when my children were 5 & 6. After being "wowed" by the technology and the graphics, but the games themselves aren't much fun. The fun part is saying "look what I can do".
Summary: Kinect Adventures is a game that is almost impossible to review. It isn't really a game. It is a game that is for sure going to be packed in with the system, nothing else. Don't buy this game on it's own, buy it with the Kinect. It has no replay value and won't impress anyone with it's sub par visuals and boring gameplay. It is the Wii Sports of 2010. No replay value, just setting you up to buy other Kinect games.